Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen has dubbed Mohamed Salah as the toughest African player he has faced in his career. The Dane joined Manchester United after an impressive six months with Brentford in the Premier League. Eriksen has carried that momentum forward for Manchester United as well. He has performed brilliantly in the four matches he has played in the Premier League thus far.
When asked about the toughest African opponent he’s faced in Tottenham, Brentford, and United colors, Eriksen replied that it was Mo Salah, the Egyptian and Liverpool star center forward. Eriksen said:
“I would have to say Salah. He has been in the Premier League for a few years and also previously at Chelsea. But to play the level he has done, over the last few years, it has been pretty impressive.”
Salah arrived at Stamford Bridge from Basel in the 2013-14 season. However, he was rarely used by the then Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Salah made only three appearances in the Chelsea shirt before going to Fiorentina on loan. After the stint with Fiorentina, he joined Roma in the 2016-17 season. Salah blossomed into the player that we know today in his stint at Roma. He scored 19 goals in all competitions for Roma in 2016-1. In 2017-18 Salah joined Liverpool and the rest is history.
Mohamed Salah for Liverpool
Salah is the eighth highest all-time top scorer of Liverpool. Salah is only 27 goals away from achieving the record of the club’s all-time top scorer which is currently held by Steven Gerrard. However, it looks like Salah will get a chance to extend his legacy in the League. He has signed a contract extension with the Reds which will see him stay at Anfield for three more years. However, Salah is on a run of poor form currently having managed to score only 3 goals in the season including a goal against Eriksen’s United in Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford